- Personal Details
- DOB: 29 Nov 1994
- Country: Australia
Ben Eccles joined up with International Sports Management in January 2016, shortly after taking the decision to turn professional.
The Australian won the 2015 NSW Open, shooting 19 under par to beat a host of ex-European Tour and PGA Tour players and become only the fifth amateur to win the trophy since 1931.
As well as his memorable win at the NSW Open, Ben regularly contended throughout the 2015 season, finishing third at the Oates Victorian Open, where he will play his first tournament of this year, as well as 15th place at the WA Open on the PGA Tour of Australasia.
The youngster, who developed his game at the Victorian Institute of Sport Golf Program, where new stablemate Todd Sinnott also came through, enjoyed a stellar amateur career, finishing sixth at the Canadian Amateur Championship and 14th at the St Andrews Links Trophy.
Although he grew up in Australia, the early part of Ben’s childhood was spent in Horwich, where ISM chief executive officer Chubby Chandler hails from.
On joining ISM, he said: “I’ve been looking forward to turning professional for a long time and I will start the next stage of my career with a lot of confidence after last year’s win.
“I feel it’s the right time to take the step and I’m looking forward to working with International Sports Management and Chubby Chandler. I feel really grateful to have them and their expertise behind me.”
International Sports Management is one of the world’s leading sports agencies and has guided the careers of the likes of Lee Westwood, Darren Clarke and Louis Oosthuizen.
Chubby said: “Ben has so much promise and is already starting to deliver on it.
“With the Horwich connection, I’ve known about Ben for a long time and we’re looking forward to helping him show what he can do on the world stage.”
In his second overseas professional start, Ben finished in a share of ninth place at the Dimension Data Pro-Am, shooting two rounds of 64, one of which included eight birdies in his last nine holes.
2018 Schedule and results:
01/02-04/02 - Oates Vic Open - T5
08/02-11/02 - ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth - T18
15/02-18/02 - Dimension Data Pro-Am - T38
01/03-04/03 - ISPS HANDA New Zealand Open - T38
22/03-25/03 - Barclays Kenya Open - M/C
06/04-29/04 - Turkish Airlines Challenge - T26
03/05-06/05 - Challenge de Espana - M/C
10/05-13/05 - Open de Portugal - M/C
17/05-20/05 - Costa del Sol Match Play 9 - T14
07-06-10/06 - KPMG Trophy - T23
14/06-17/06 - Hauts de France Golf Open - M/C
21/06-24/06 - SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge - T11
28/06-01/07 - Made in Denmark Challenge - M/C
05/07-08/07 - Prague Golf Challenge - M/C
12 August 2018
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06 August 2018
Louis Oosthuizen finished in a share of 24th place at the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone CC. The South African shot rounds of 68, 6...
31 July 2018
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30 July 2018
Matthias Schwab finished seventh and Matt Nixon was tied ninth at the Porsche European Open. It was Austrian Schwab's second-best finish of the...
24 July 2018
At this week's Porsche European Open at Glen Eagle Golf Course in Hamburg, we have Luca Cianchetti, Matias Calderon, Gregory Bourdy, Nino Bertasio, Cle...
22 July 2018
Louis Oosthuizen finished in a share of 28th place at The Open Championship at Carnoustie. The 2010 champion carded rounds of 72, 70, 69 a...
15 July 2018
Clement Sordet finished in a share of 58th place at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open with rounds of 66, 70, 70 and 70. On the Cha...
11 July 2018
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10 July 2018
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25 June 2018
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05 July 2017
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30 June 2017
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01 June 2017
What a difference a year has made in the career and life of Matt Wallace. From unknown to se...
17 May 2017
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29 March 2017
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09 February 2017
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13 January 2017
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10 November 2016
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18 October 2016
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20 September 2016
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